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A practical approach to clothes shopping: Five Minutes with Rita Booke

A practical approach to clothes shopping: Five Minutes with Rita Booke

Rita Booke is the kind of person who relishes a good deal. As one of 10 children growing up in Choteau, it’s not surprising that she knows a thing or two about wearing clothes that were previously owned. The owner of Second Time Clothiers, 1440 Central Ave., sat down recently with Billings B…

July 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Oscar Groshell and J. C. Penny.

Oscar Groshell and J. C. Penny.

Retailing magnate J.C. Penney, left, talks with businessman Oscar Groshell in Salt Lake City in 1940.

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Black Friday creeps into Thanksgiving with Thursday night openings

Black Friday creeps into Thanksgiving with Thursday night openings

It seems that Thanksgiving is the new Black Friday.

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From the Editor: Your choices for grocery shopping are slowly getting better

A friend who moved from Billings to the Bozeman area a few years ago says one advantage of living in the Gallatin Valley, besides being so close to some pretty good skiing, is a tantalizing variety of grocery stores where he feels like a kid in a candy store.

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Back-to-school shoppers show vigor

Back-to-school shoppers show vigor

With back-to-school spending projected to increase by 14 percent over 2011, expect school hallways to be filled with bright colors, retro-inspired accessories and in-your-face backpack designs when class starts in August.

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City amends pawn shop, secondhand dealer regulations

The Casper City Council informally agreed to continue with pawn shop and secondhand dealer changes during a work session last week.

January 15, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Retailers optimistic about holiday shopping

Retailers optimistic about holiday shopping

This year, competition for holiday shopper dollars is as cutthroat as ever, with earlier-than-ever hours, door-buster discounts, layaways and promotions starting long before Thanksgiving Day.

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Retail focus: The customer is still king at some retailers

Retail focus: The customer is still king at some retailers

Readers of Consumer Reports say that customer service is becoming a bigger challenge all the time.

August 01, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Fresh start: New company offers healthier fare in vending machines

Fresh start: New company offers healthier fare in vending machines

Jerry Copp's phone began ringing soon after news spread that a new vending company is specializing in providing healthier snacks.

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Downtown open for business on First Fridays

Downtown open for business on First Fridays

On the First Friday of each month, regardless of weather conditions, select downtown stores will offer extended shopping hours until 8 p.m.

March 04, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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Construction Zone: Zip Trip store features modern flair

Construction Zone: Zip Trip store features modern flair

Central Avenue just got much more convenient.

February 01, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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Retailers expect busy shopping day on Christmas Eve

Retailers expect busy shopping day on Christmas Eve

It's Black Friday, the sequel.

December 24, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Black Friday arrives a day early for Billings retailers, shoppers

Black Friday arrives a day early for Billings retailers, shoppers

The line wrapped around all of the Toys R Us store Thursday night as shoppers anxiously waited for employees to open the doors as promised at 10 p.m.

November 25, 2010 3:13 pm Photos

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